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    almost 16 years ago. This was a woman who could drive me nuts. I'd cut her lawn and she'd yell at me that it was too long. So I'd lower the mower and she'd yell that it was too short. I'd yell back(lots of yelling, I think it's the Serbian in us), "there's only two settings-1 or 2-what do you want me to do". But after I'd finally get the lawn mowed, we'd get a pizza and sit and bullshit and laugh. The next time I had to mow her lawn, I'd get all pissy because I knew what would happen. Then she got sick(3 brain tumors, and I had to watch her die. Through the seizures and through the anxiety attacks, she never lost her sense of humor. They gave her six months to live, and she stuck around for 32 months. Doctor said the only reason was that we didn't treat her like she was dying. She was shopping the day before she died. Half her body was dead, so we wheeled her around. Short point to my long story, I'm so sorry you're going through this, and how I wish I could go mow her lawn again.

    If you love something, set it free. Or cripple it so it can't get away.

    by gayinmt on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 01:06:22 PM PST

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